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Girl Scouts receive Yorkville Chamber ‘green’ honor

Updated: March 6, 2013 6:00AM

The Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Green Committee recently awarded the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois Council with a Green Business Designation for its green business practices.

In presenting the award, Green Committee Member Eric Paetzel praised the Girl Scouts Council for its efforts to recycle its paper, plastic and other items; for replacing light bulbs with more energy efficient ones; for replacing faucets and toilets with low-flow products; and for over-all trying to use less energy.

Joselyn Taylor, Girls Scouts of Northern Illinois Council membership specialist, said that the council, headquartered at 200 New Bond St. in Sugar Grove, met more than 75 percent of the criteria of the Chamber Green Committee’s principle categories.

“We are striving to impact future generations and the community in this endeavor,” she said.

The council has about 300 Girl Scouts and nearly 100 volunteers in the Yorkville area who are involved year round.

The Green Committee, which was established in 2009, created the Green Business Designation to acknowledge local businesses and organizations that are working to improve the environment.

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